Wolverine is probably one of the most published superheroes in modern times. In addition to his numerous solo series, he is a prominent member on multiple X-Men teams as well as more recently the Avengers.
With so many stories out there, we've decided to put together a definitive list of the best of the best. This list, like our other top 25 comics such as our popular X-Men and Batman lists, is based off of numerous lists out there, giving a weighting to each selection of the best Wolverine Read more [...]
Where to Start Reading Iron Man
Welcome to another installment of 10 Must-Read Comics! With these lists, we distill the essence of the character into 10 comics, either single issues or collected editions, which will give you the complete tour. To get started reading Iron Man comics, today's featured character, choose the category that suits you best (are you looking at catching up to today's issues? Want to read the critically acclaimed issues? Or maybe you want to see how the character developed Read more [...]
Similar to our popular X-Men Timeline of Events, we've gone ahead and done one for the Ol' Webhead himself. This list details the major happenings that have a lasting effect on Peter Parker, which are either still in play today, or at least changed Spidey's world for a significant period of time.
SPOILER WARNING! If you haven't already guessed, this list of events will spoil what happens in Spider-Man comics.
The dates listed below are in relation comics published this year (2013) are current, Read more [...]
It's here, Marvelites! The complete 616 Avengers reading order!
Well, it might not be complete yet, but we're getting started at least. It contains stories from since it's launch in 1960's all the up to End Times, before the Marvel NOW! relaunch.
In addition to keeping the X-Men and Spider-Man lists up to date, we'll be putting in a lot of time to fill out the lists for creators, Avengers roster and other important notes. We'll also start to gradually incorporate reading orders for Captain Read more [...]
Below you will find a listing of major events in X-Men. This list will help you get up to date on how the X-Men got where they are today and how they came to be. This list has been created in anticipation of the upcoming "All-New X-Men" series, which has a special focus on the evolution of the X-Men, as the original five X-Men are plucked from time to help deal with how their future went off the rails.
SPOILER WARNING! Reading this list of events will spoil what happens in X-Men comics (which Read more [...]
Our latest longbox-diving feature on this site is "10 Must-Read Comics". Unlike our comic book reading orders, or the latest indispensable reading order, this feature boils down the character down to ten comics, whether a it be a single issue or a collected edition graphic novel. It features a mix of early to current stories, origins and character-defining stories to critically acclaimed, the famous as well as occasionally the infamous. Contrarily to our "Top 25 Best Stories" list, this list might Read more [...]
We're continuing our focus on Superman here at Comics Back Issues by counting down the top 25 best Superman stories of all time. We'll be using our methodology used for other Top 25 lists, that is scouring the web for the most lists we could find and compile an aggregate listing for the most definitive list out there.
Top 25 Superman Stories Overview
No story is off limits, as we include Golden, Silver, Post-Crisis an Elseworlds stories in this list. In fact, alternate reality stories tend Read more [...]
Well, folks, this will be the last time we blog on the Indispensable Spider-Man timeline for this year. The period covered in our final spans between the tail end of 1996 to the end of 1998, which includes a tidily wrapped Spider-Man timeline from the return of Peter Parker as Spider-Man until he eventually quits again, which spurs the (temporary) renumbering of Amazing Spider-Man.
But before we get down to the dirty, gritty details, here's the how we decided which issues make our list:
What Read more [...]
Our penultimate Indispensable Spider-Man has landed! Yes, we will be ending our listing of the essential issues in the Spider-Man timeline soon, as we will be taking a loooooong break after the next installment, which will go up to the "Final Chapter" storyline that occurs just before the Amazing Spider-Man numbering "reboot".
This is perhaps the most controversial list, as it covers Ben Reilly's time as the focus of the monthly Spider-Man. Some would remove these issues entirely, though Peter Read more [...]
The Indispensable Spider-Man continues again with this week's installment. Just as last week's group of Chronological Spider-man issues was perhaps one of the best runs ever, we delve into one of most notoriously self-indulgent runs.
This set of essential chronological Spider-Man issues spans from a short period between 1994-1995, but don't be fooled; this is perhaps one of the eras with the most issues published per month.
Before we get down to the details, here's the criteria to how Read more [...]